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Desert Sands Middle School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (623) 691-4000

6308 W Campbell Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona


About Desert Sands Middle School
6th Grade - 8th Grade

Desert Sands Middle School is one of 23 schools found in the Cartwright Elementary District of Arizona.

A relatively large school, it has an enrolment of 1,051 students from 6th Grade to 8th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

The number of teachers at Desert Sands Middle School has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

An average teaching salary at Desert Sands Middle School is $48,736, which is higher than the Arizona state average of $43,752.

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Students by Year Group
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Desert Sands Middle School

Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Desert Sands Middle School 1051$6,23521$48,7360.23
Academy of Math and Science Camelback (0.56 miles) 397$5,863$38,7080.16
Crown Point High School (0.79 miles) 92$4,971$25,7780.29
Cartwright Early Childhood Center - Closed (1.11 miles) 0
Bicentennial South School (1.33 miles) 603$6,53117$41,5390.28
Bicentennial North School (1.45 miles) 810$5,02723$40,2660.31

Desert Sands Middle School

Number of pupils1051
Funding per pupil$6,235
Pupils per teacher21
Average teacher salary$48,736
Diversity index0.23

Academy of Math and Science Camelback (0.56 miles)

Number of pupils397
Funding per pupil$5,863
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$38,708
Diversity index0.16

Crown Point High School (0.79 miles)

Number of pupils92
Funding per pupil$4,971
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$25,778
Diversity index0.29

Cartwright Early Childhood Center - Closed (1.11 miles)

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Bicentennial South School (1.33 miles)

Number of pupils603
Funding per pupil$6,531
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$41,539
Diversity index0.28

Bicentennial North School (1.45 miles)

Number of pupils810
Funding per pupil$5,027
Pupils per teacher23
Average teacher salary$40,266
Diversity index0.31
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Nearest Schools
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Rankings within Arizona
There are 2,414 schools in Arizona. Rankings don't always go up to 2,414 because some schools have missing data.
176thlargest school
183rdhighest number of FTE teachers
2017thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
407thhighest average teaching salary
1533rdhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
7thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1743rdhighest diversity index
810thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

6th Grade: 4.9 hours

7th Grade - 8th Grade: 5.6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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